Do you ever wish that there was a way to manage all of the devices hooked up to your office network? Well, now you can with Total Network Inventory’s SNMP network discovery software.
If your business uses a lot of computers and other devices that are connected to your network, then you know just how much of a headache that it can be keeping track of them all.
It’s important to keep a record of all of your devices so you can ensure that everything is functioning properly and that nothing is going missing.
If you have a good inventory of your devices, you’ll be able to keep track of them for tax deductions at the end of the year.
You’ll also be able to schedule exactly when you’ll need to update and replace aging equipment with new equipment, so your business doesn’t miss a beat.
Install Total Network Inventory Today
Total Network Inventory is one of the most comprehensive tools on the market for keeping track of all of everything digital in your office. Traditional network inventory tools primarily focus on the computers hooked up to your network.
However, SoftInventive Lab’s latest total network inventory program allows all administrators to run an SNMP network discovery scan of your network which reveals both computers and other devices.
Total Network Inventory is one of the most user-friendly programs available on the market, and you don’t have to be an expert or attend special classes to implement it into your business.
If you’re still not convinced, SoftInventive allows you to try out Total Network Inventory for 60-days, free of charge. If, after 2-months of using it, you’re unsatisfied, you won’t be charged anything.
How Does SNMP Network Discovery Work?
SNMP stands for Simple Network Management Protocol. It is an Internet Standard protocol that was designed to make it easy to collect and organize data about machines that are using various IP networks.
Essentially, the system administrator logs onto their command device and issues an SNMP scan. This sends a signal through the entire network and pings each device, along with specific details and stats about that device. After collecting all of this data, it creates an easy-to-read report.
In a small office with a few small computers and one printer, this isn’t usually necessary (unless your network is being hacked from an outside source).
However, if you have a large office full of multiple computers, printers, telephones, etc., then an SNMP network discovery scan is very helpful.
Keep Track of all of Your IT Equipment
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) network discovery scan allows you keep track of more than just computers. This is especially useful for keeping an eye on your printers.
Along with the data about the printer that the scan returns, you’ll also be able to see the ink cartridge levels, paper levels, and more (depending on the device).
With this data, you can easily schedule when you’ll need to order more ink, and have a better view of your entire inventory.
Detailed Reports about Each Device
The SNMP scan returns precise details about each device. You’ll be able to see the device manufacturer, any security protocols it might be protected by, the current user, and performance statistics.
All of this data can be very useful when you’re trying to generate user reports or identify any potential security breaches in your network.